1998-08-26 - Re: Programmer faces grand jury for posting encryption

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From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@stud.uni-muenchen.de>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1998-08-26 17:42:04 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 10:42:04 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Mok-Kong Shen <mok-kong.shen@stud.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 10:42:04 -0700 (PDT)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Programmer faces grand jury for posting encryption
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Martin Minow wrote:
> <http://www.sjmercury.com/breaking/headline2/072738.htm>
> Posted at 12:26 a.m. PDT Wednesday, August 26, 1998
> Programmer on hot  seat for posting encryption software
> BY K. OANH HAMercury News Staff
> ''Writer A Sunnyvale software programmer who posted strong encryption
> software on the Internet faces a grand jury hearing today to determine
> whether he should stand trial for violating federal export laws.Charles
> Booher, 39, said he's within his constitutional rights to ``express
> himself'' by posting the data-scrambling software, which is three times
> stronger than a current government standard. If indicted, Booher's case
> would represent the fourth legal challenge in seven years to the federal
> government's curb on exporting encryption technology. The case is 

It would be interesting to know how the grand jury determines
the 'three' in 'three times stronger'.

M. K. Shen